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káo dǎ
v. beat severely, torture
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
yán xíng káo dǎ
phr. subject somebody to severe torture, torture
rèn hé yán xíng káo dǎ dōu bù néng shǐ tā kāi kǒu
phr. No torture would make him speak.